Date(s) - July 14, 2018 - July 19, 2018
Awareness, Compassion, and Wisdom in Action
Essential Teachings on the Joy of Living
With Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Vajradhara Ling, Aubry-Le-Panthou, France
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This retreat offers a rare opportunity to practice the Joy of Living teachings under Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s direct guidance. Rinpoche will share practical advice on using the challenges of life as opportunities to nourish awareness, compassion, and wisdom and find true happiness, using the framework of the six paramitas (generosity, ethical conduct, patience, joyful effort, meditation, and wisdom). Together we will explore how these qualities of heart and mind can support us in our practice in our everyday lives.
Meditation enables us to discover a lasting contentment that is not subject to the fluctuating conditions of our lives, and to nurture the qualities of wisdom and compassion that naturally manifest from awareness itself. The Joy of Living is a secular path of meditation practice that was created by Mingyur Rinpoche. Though rooted in the ancient Buddhist teachings of Tibet, these practices are not religious in nature. They deal with basic functions of the mind, such as mindful awareness and the impulse to move toward happiness and away from suffering. In working with these qualities of mind, we gradually transform our relationship to present-moment experience, learning to approach our thoughts, feelings, and sensory experiences with unconditional warmth and acceptance.
The daily schedule will include teaching sessions with Mingyur Rinpoche, as well as six to eight hours of meditation per day (practiced in twenty- to thirty- minute sessions). The retreat will also include periods of silence, group discussions, and opportunities to have individual interviews with Senior Tergar Lamas and Instructors. We will also review Awareness Yoga, a series of simple physical exercises where we bring mind and body together.
This retreat is suitable for both novice and experienced meditators. It offers beginning meditators an opportunity to receive in-depth teachings on meditation practice from Mingyur Rinpoche and for experienced meditators to deepen their practice and understanding.
About Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a much-loved and accomplished Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher. With a rare ability to present the ancient wisdom of Tibet in a fresh, engaging manner, Rinpoche’s profound teachings and playful sense of humor have endeared him to students around the world. His first book, The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into over twenty languages. In early June, 2011, Mingyur Rinpoche walked out of his monastery in Bodhgaya, India and began a “wandering retreat” through the Himalayas and the plains of India that lasted four and a half years. When not attending to the monasteries under his care in India and Nepal, Rinpoche spends time each year traveling and teaching worldwide. Read more…
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Dachang Vajradhara-Ling - Centre Tibétain, Aubry-le-Panthou , France